• Landscape Architecture CEUs (ASLA/LACES)

    The due date to submit the quiz required for ASLA/LACES CEUs has now passed.

  • Please note

    Registration for and access to this session will close on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022. If you would like to register, please keep in mind that you have until that date to watch the Session's recording & access its materials.

Course Overview

Monday, March 7, 2022*

1 - 4:30 PM EDT

*This is the second of four Intensive Course dates and can be purchased individually or as part of the Full Bundle. Session 1 is a recommended prerequisite for all other Intensive Course sessions. For more details see the Winter Series brochure or Full Bundle page below.

ASLA/LACES Note: Attendees seeking LACES CEUs must complete each Session's quiz by 2 weeks after the live session date. LACES CEUs are not available after this time.

Presenter: Larry Weaner 

Wildflower meadows and native grasslands are in high demand, but effective protocols for successfully achieving them are in short supply. Here we will delve into the nitty gritty of meadow design: site analysis, species selection, seed mix formulation, live plant inclusion, planting and management. The inclusion of shrub thickets and drifts will also be covered, including the arrangement of clonal vs. clump forming species, and the use of shrublands as ecological and visual “connective tissue” between meadow and woods.

Attendees will receive login-protected access to an extensive course manual including plant lists, an ecology-based plant characteristics chart, equipment recommendations, wildlife habitat enhancement strategies, diagrams for planting and maintenance procedures, and more.

Applicable Regions: Eastern and Midwestern US (Florida excluded).

Note: This course will have some repeated information from previous intensive design short courses.

View details on page 2 of the Winter Series brochure
Full Bundle page

CEUs available - APLD, ASLA/LACES (3 - due date passed, no longer available), & NOFA

Cosponsored by:

Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes

American Horticultural Society

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Live sessions will be recorded and viewable to registrants for 3 months after the live session date. Registration closes after that 3 month period - course materials including recordings will no be for sale after that time.
Registration will be refunded only if notification is received before five (5) working days prior to the event.


The course materials will become available 24 hours prior to the live session start time. Login at that time to access.

Note: All course materials will be accessible for 3 months after each live date. Session Handouts will be downloadable, but session recordings will not be downloadable.


Larry Weaner, FALPD, president and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, established New Directions in the American Landscape in 1990. He is nationally recognized for combining expertise in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. His design and restoration work spans more than twenty US states and the UK, and has been profiled in national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Garden Design, American Gardener, Wildflower Magazine, and ASLA’s “The Dirt” blog. Larry has presented at American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) annual and state chapter meetings, Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) events, and many others. His book, Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (2016) received an American Horticultural Society Book Award in 2017. In 2021 he received the AHS Landscape Design Award and the APLD Award of Distinction.

Photo by Kim Sokoloff


Register for the Full Bundle or individual sessions. Note: Session 1 is a recommended prerequisite for Sessions 2-4. Students send proof of student status (including date) to info@ndal.org for discount.

  • Landscape Architecture CEUs (ASLA/LACES)

    The due date to submit the quiz required for ASLA/LACES CEUs has now passed.


  • Recording: Will this course be recorded for me to view later? Do I have to attend the live session in order to access the recording?

    The entire course will be recorded and available (not downloadable) to all registrants after the live session ends for three (3) months. If you are registered, you do not need to attend the live session in order to access the recording.

  • Recording: Can I purchase only the recording later?

    You can register for 3 months past the live session date, and access the materials - including the recording - until that point.

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Can I get CEUs for taking this course?

    This course has been approved for 3 CEUs for the following organizations: APLD, ASLA/LACES, & NOFA.

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): How do I receive the CEUs?

    As this is considered a live course, those seeking ASLA/LACES CEUs must watch the session and complete the quiz on the Portal by *two weeks* after the live session date. Ensure that your Portal profile indicates ASLA/LACES under the CEU section and email info@ndal.org if you make any changes to your profile CEU section. You will then receive an email with your completion certificate within 3-4 weeks. || For APLD & NOFA CEUs, please self-report to those organizations using your registration confirmation email.